Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano again vowed to push for the provision of P10,000 in cash aid per family in the next three years should he make a comeback in the Senate in the May 2022 elections.
Speaking to members of the Green Ladies Movement in Mandaluyong City, Cayetano expressed confidence that Filipino women will make the most of any help they receive from the government.
“Ang ladies kahit anong ibigay mo, kahit bigas, kahit trabaho, hindi lang po dibdiban ang trabaho kundi para sa pamilya talaga,” he said.
Cayetano appealed to the group members to use their votes as a means to foster an environment that will help fulfill their good plans for their own children.
“Y’ung atin pong bawat pagkilos [bilang isang bansa] ay napakaimportante,” he said.
The former Speaker also encouraged them to choose candidates who will fight against legislative measures that will negatively affect their community, which he said they should treat “as if they are their own children.”
“Ang sabi ng Panginoon, ‘May plano ako para sa inyo.’ Ang nakakalimutan ng ating mga kababayan, may plano din ang demonyo pa sa atin,” Cayetano, who is running on a faith-based and values-oriented leadership platform, said.
The former Speaker has consistently been calling on his fellow lawmakers and to President Rodrigo Duterte to reject the legalization of online sabong as a form tax generation amid the pandemic, as well as the Vape bill which he said is aimed at promoting e-cigarette to young Filipinos.
Also present in the event were fellow senatorial candidate Joel Villanueva and Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali “Boyet” Gonzales II.
Previous beneficiaries of Cayetano’s Sampung Libong Pag-asa program, an initiative that provided P10,000 in cash aid to select pandemic-hit beneficiaries from various sectors across the country, also came to the event to support the former Speaker.